Can Thyroid Cancer Be Reversed? - Karen Berrios

Can Thyroid Cancer Be Reversed?

Thyroid cancer is so scary, so big. And while the mountain seems unclimbable, I know you can get over it. I know you can find yourself in the valley of healing.

Can thyroid cancer be reversed? I believe so.

I want you to know that what you have on your plate is going to have a big impact on your healing. What you do, your daily habits… they stack up and change the course of your healing too. The therapies you choose… they matter. With the right frame of mind, a trust in God, a plan, some deep research into your labs and illness and what you need– you can find yourself in remission.

I know how prevalent Thyroid cancer is. It is the most common endocrine cancer. When I got my thyroid cancer diagnosis it shook me to my core. But I took charge, I did not stay down very long. I knew Jesus would protect me and I knew that I had the means to heal cancer naturally.

I want to quickly touch on surgery and thyroid cancer. I opted not to do surgery. A 2017 study shows that in people with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer who opt out of surgical treatment, the incidence of death from thyroid-related cancer death was lower than that of other causes.

As more research continues to emerge, active surveillance for Thyroid Cancer is still a controversial approach. However, I don’t think it will be controversial for long. Studies suggest that tumor size has little to do with distant metastasis. A 2018 study continues to suggest the instances of PMC are over-diagnosed, and a more conservative approach of watchful waiting and monitoring is a better option than having the thyroid removed and then treating it with radioactive iodine and other alternative therapies.

So can we reverse thyroid cancer? I am living proof of this. And listen, there are  multiple pillars to health you are going to attend to. Diet is one of them. Habits are another. Therapies are a big one. We’re going to talk about what these look like and I’ll touch on my own experience of how I cured thyroid cancer.

Healing Thyroid Cancer Starts With Diet

This is going to be one of the biggest pillars you will need to change in your life if you want to reverse thyroid cancer. What you put on your plate every day will either heal you or harm you. Every meal counts.

Dr. Neal Bernard, who wrote Foods Can Save Your Life, said this in his book: “In 1982, the National Research Council released a technical report. Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer, showing that diet was probably the greatest single factor in the epidemic of cancer.”

Dr. Johanna Budwig, who is a seven times alternative noble prize nominee, once said this: “And what do I actually do? I give cancer patients simple, natural foods. That is all. I take sick people out of the hospital, when it is said there that they do not have more than an hour or two left to live, that the scientifically attested diagnosis is at hand and that the patient is completely moribund. In most cases I can help even these patients quickly and conclusively.”

Here is advice on the types of food you can eat to ultimately help you support in healing thyroid cancer:

Eat Foods that are high in iodine

Iodine is a powerful anti-microbial, which is why it is the disinfectant of choice for surgeons and in many other fields. When a sufficient amount of iodine is present in your blood, it kills harmful microbes and helps us fight infection


People who have low iodine in their bodies are more susceptible to thyroid cancer. People who don’t get enough iodine in their diet run the risk of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism period.

Unfortunately many iodine foods are of animal variety, and I do tend towards plant-based so a supplement could be a great bet.

Plants that are high in iodine are kale, green beans, whole grains, watercress and potatoes… but make sure you keep the skin on and get them organic!

The first thing you want to do is make sure your diet is iodine rich. Unless you are undergoing radioactive iodine.

Eat Foods that are high in zinc

This is imperative as zinc has a direct correlation with your thyroid metabolism. This is also tricky because you don’t want too much zinc or you run the risk of zinc toxicity. But usually when you take too much via supplements.
Zinc is a trace element- a mineral. It helps us with healthy hair, it helps along our bodily processes, and it affects how and when and the amount of hormones made.

One of these bodily processes that zinc helps along with is thyroid hormone metabolism. If you have an underactive thyroid there is a good chance you also have low zinc levels.

Foods that are high in zinc are legumes, chickpeas, sesame, seeds and nuts.

Eat Foods High In Vitamin C

Vitamin C can help those with thyroid issues produce enough of the thyroid hormone that we need on the daily.

When Vitamin C was tested on the thyroid gland of rats, it was found that the rats were actually able to uplevel their production of thyroid hormones through sufficient Vitamin C. It is thought that the antioxidant effects of Vitamin C were enough to protect the thyroid from damage that was caused by chemical pollutants.

Vitamin C also helps us with stress. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vitamin C is typically secreted when the body is under stress- good or bad!

But extra stress (that bad kind) without enough Vitamin C in your body? Oh no! We don’t want to go there. That can lead to a deficiency that then leads to adrenal stress. And adrenal stress is often linked to thyroid issues.

Many fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin C, but one I think you should consider is Camu Camu.I n Peru, this fruit has been celebrated for thousands of years for it’s healing and medicinal properties. You might see it pop up in fancy smoothie and juice shops as an “add-in”… but it’s so much more than just a recent health fad!

The best part about Camu Camu is that it gets you all the Vitamin C you need in one serving! In fact, one serving of our raw and organic camu camu gets you 1200% of your daily vitamin C needs. This scientific analysis is a great breakdown of camu camu.

Eat Foods High In Selenium

Selenium is a mineral that is naturally found in the soil.

Our thyroid has more selenium content than any other organ in the entire body. There have even been studies that suggest that selenium deficiencies can be a big cause of thyroid disorders.
Selenium is essential -really truly essential–  for your thyroid gland to function properly. Thyroid tissue is what actually contains a lot of the selenium. 

This powerful mineral helps protect the thyroid against oxidative damage and plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones.

Foods high in selenium? Nuts and beans! Especially Brazil nuts. I recommend at least two a day.

Avoid Meats And Lean On Plants

Oh man, I have a lot to say about this one….

Processed meat manufactures add nitrates and nitrites, a food additive used to stop the growth of bacteria and added  to enhance the flavor and color of foods. These are usually added to beef, poultry, fish, deli meat, ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, etc. These compounds also give processed meats their pink color. Both nitrates and nitrites can form nitrosamines in the body, which can increase your risk of developing cancer. A study suggests that high consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of stomach cancer. Dietary nitrosamines might be responsible for the positive association.

Fruits and Vegetables have essential nutrients that you cannot get from other foods. The vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants in plants help keep your cells healthy and your body in balance so that your immune system can function at its best. There is much research that suggests that following a plant-based diet can boost your immunity, lower inflammation, help you fight free radicals and reduce cancer risk.

Another study shows that fruits, vegetables, plant-derived beverages such as green tea and cacao-based products (go for Criollo Cacao– trust me!) are the main dietary sources of flavonoids. Flavonoids have been shown to possess a wide variety of anticancer effects: they modulate reactive oxygen species (ROS)-scavenging enzyme activities, participate in arresting the cell cycle, induce apoptosis, autophagy, and suppress cancer cell proliferation and invasiveness.

Practices You Should Do To Help Reverse Thyroid Cancer

It is the things you do on a day to day basis that you must not take for granted. When you have thyroid cancer, you need to very much pay attention to how you are spending your time and what your practices look like. A few quotes on that before we get into the specifics?

Beloved ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott, who was diagnosed with cancer, had famously said “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”

Everyday people, not just famous people, realize how much every day counts and find true purpose in this life and healing journey. One member of Caring Bridge (which helps people come up with a plan for their health) dealt with cancer and said this. Her name is Sarah Betz Bucciero: “Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.”

The theme here? Little things add up.

Here are some practices I did and some studies behind it to show how it can help reverse thyroid cancer.

Invest in some Infrared Sauna time

Sweating = excreting toxins. This was one of my favorite therapies as it is so relaxing to sit in a sauna and simply sweat. Some people do this every single day. I did it for 3-4 days every day, for YEARS. And I still do!

In my healing journey I have heard many doctors, healers, say you must detox and many coincide that one of the most effective ways to accomplish this is at a cellular level is through “Infrared Sauna” therapy.

The beauty lies not just in the detoxing, but how it helps get you into parasympathetic mode, which is healing for the body.

A Doctor (and writer) named Dr. Lawrence Wilson, said this about cancer and infrared saunas:

“The infrared lamp sauna combines more than one dozen therapeutic methods to fight cancer including inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system in our bodies activates the brain, muscles, thyroid and adrenal glands in response to stress.  However, it strongly inhibits digestion, the immune response and eliminative organ function as well. Cancer patients desperately need more immune, digestive and eliminative activity. Saunas have the ability to powerfully reduce the activity of the sympathetic system.”

When you undergo Infrared Sauna Therapy, the sauna’s heat penetrates deep into your body. As your temperature goes up, your body releases that heat through sweat. Sweating, of course, is one of the ways that you rid your body of toxins. By creating very high body temperatures for relatively short periods of time, Infrared Sauna Therapy therefore accelerates this toxin release. And when you have cancer, you need to release toxins in order to heal.

Look Into Immunotherapy

This is one of the single most important things I did to reverse thyroid cancer. I visited a highly esteemed doctor named Dr. Nunez in Peru and he was the one who first got me into immunotherapy.

Dr. Nunez understands that cancer is a multi-factorial disease. He does not discuss cancer as an immune system disorder. What he does is look at it as an acquired deficiency (which, because cancer is a multi-factorial disease and not every patient is the same, can have any number of causes).

Dr. Nunez offers a very innovative treatment that’s based on a concept that has been around for quite some time: the vaccine. With a vaccine the patient is injected with a minute amount of the actual virus, so that their immune system can develop antibodies to it. With this treatment, however, it is a host that initially develops these disease-fighting antibodies, rather than the patient.

For this treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn and then injected into a host, which in this case is a chicken. The idea is that the host’s immune system will work to fight off the cancer cells that are in the patient’s blood, and will develop immunity and antibodies to this cancer. After approximately 10 days the host, which is serving the higher purpose of helping a cancer patient to fight off this terrible disease, is humanely killed. The host’s blood is then processed into a powder form and put into capsules. The patient then takes these capsules, which in theory contain antibodies to their own cancer cells, for the prescribed length of time.

There is no black and white with cancer. There is no silver bullet or miracle cure that works for every single patient. However, for me, immunotherapy and Dr. Nunez have been an absolute blessing.

I would highly recommend reading my article understanding immunotherapy as a cancer patient and also for more information,I recommend looking into Dr. Fred Hutch (as well as Dr. Nunez.) Dr. Fred Hutch worked alongside Dr. Donall Thomas, who won a nobel peace prize for his work in immunotherapy. 


High Dose Vitamin C

Can high dose Vitamin C help reverse cancer? Definitely! Vitamin C, an essential nutrient found in food, is well known as a strong antioxidant. Even in “normal” amounts (the standard medical community’s recommendation is 65 to 90 milligrams per day, up to 2,000 milligrams per day), vitamin C has been shown to boost your immune system, increase your resistance to infection, and help protect your body against disease.

High Dose IV Vitamin C Therapy is just what it sounds like: A very high dose of Vitamin C that is administered intravenously. While I have taken doses as high as 75 grams (that’s 75,000 milligrams) at two-week intervals, I’ve also done treatments of 25 grams 1-3 times a week. It all depends where you are at with your journey.

High dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for cancer since the 1970s, and laboratory studies have shown that it may slow the growth and spread of a variety of types of cancer cells.In high enough doses, vitamin C can potentially kill cancer cells outright. The way this works is that vitamin C interacts with iron and copper inside your cells to produce small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. When very high concentrations of this hydrogen peroxide build up in the cancer cells, it can damage the cancer cells from the inside out in a way that causes them to die.

This is a BIG thing you can do to arm your body and fight cancer cells!

Other Therapies to look into:

I have an entire arsenal of information on my site and I invite you to poke around. Some therapies to read up on are Sono Dynamic Therapy and Chiropractic Work. Both of those are tremendously helpful and I encourage you to read both of those articles.

Lastly, keep your frequencies vibrating high

I am a big believer in healing frequencies. I firmly believe that YOU need to believe that you can be healed. I believe that YOU need to find purposes in life, find joy… and vibrate high, in order to let your body heal. Read my article, the science is there!

Your healing will be holistic and full body. Mind, body, soul, spiritual. All aspects must be tended to in order to heal. Do all of these things, and your chance of reversing thyroid cancer become that much higher. 

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